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Aug 08, 2010 19:43 |  #1

... are battery grips flippin' ugly and most days unnecessary?

Can of worms might have just been opened haha. I'm heavily considering taking mine off of my 5D.


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Aug 08, 2010 19:44 |  #2

yeah, they suck.


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Aug 08, 2010 19:45 |  #3

I agree, unless they are the integrated ones on the 1D series. :]


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Aug 08, 2010 19:46 |  #4

Oh, and I forgot to mention, the canon one that i've got only uses one of the battery slots..... rendering it even more pointless :P


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Aug 08, 2010 19:48 |  #5

battery grips are not for me. I bought one once and used it twice and sold it.

But I agree on a D series it is all good.


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Aug 08, 2010 19:57 |  #6

If the accessory grips were sized/shaped like the built in 1D grips then I'd be all for them. The Canon accessory grips are just so big and bulky.


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Aug 08, 2010 19:57 |  #7

Hate grips. Look and feel stupid.

I prefer my 1D :)


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Aug 08, 2010 19:58 |  #8

Pretty sure this has been discussed here already. Seems the people that like grips have them on their cameras and those that don't, don't.


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Aug 08, 2010 20:01 |  #9

I rarely use mine.


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Aug 08, 2010 20:09 |  #10

Had a grip on the 50D. Wasn't as happy as I thought I'd be


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Aug 08, 2010 20:11 as a reply to  @ Jericobot's post |  #11

I've never felt a need for a one. Not an important consideration, but it's funny how little rebels look like 1d-series lenses with them on.


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Aug 08, 2010 20:13 |  #12

Love my battery grip, it adds some much needed heft to my 450D and makes the camera far more comfortable to my large hands. Love the extended battery life, the extra buttons for portrait orientation & the way it balances out my heavier lenses. It never leaves my camera and I for one think it looks quite cool. :D


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Aug 08, 2010 20:32 as a reply to  @ Stone 13's post |  #13

I don't like grips at all.


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Aug 08, 2010 20:39 |  #14

Love mine, and I am thrilled to have a FF camera with the option to use one.

I can have a 1D, but I much rather prefer having the choice of gripped or not-gripped depending on my needs.




  
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Aug 08, 2010 20:42 |  #15

Love grips. For me, they offer more functionality and make shooting in portrait orientation much more comfortable. Battery life is also much better and it feels much more comfortable. Helps balance out the camera I think. I'd rather have more weight near the body of the camera rather than the lens end of the camera. I will say since I got the 5D I enjoy how much more hefty it is compared to the 30D I had before. I will be getting a grip for the 5D though.


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